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Source Water Protection Web Mapping Application


This web mapping application was developed in cooperation between the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and intended for use as a visual aid to better understand where source water protection areas are located throughout Minnesota. The web map provides basic information to the general public of where their drinking water supply comes from, and probability to which it may be impacted by potential contamination sources.

New version released May 2011!

Maps and layers available on this web site:

  1. Learn more . . . Wellhead Protection Areas
  2. Learn more . . . Drinking Water Supply Management Areas
  3. Learn more . . . Wellhead Protection Vulnerability

(Note: County Nitrate Maps are no longer available within the web map in this new version. Learn more about County Nitrate Maps.)

You can:

  • Zoom to specific areas by an Address, City, or Zip Code search
  • View source water protection layers and their associated attributes
  • Print maps

For this web site to work best your system should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 5.5 or better
  • Optimum screen resolution is 1024 x 768

Disclaimer:

MAPS GENERATED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE ARE TO BE USED FOR DISPLAY OR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY. DATA IS NOT SURVEY QUALITY AND IS THEREFORE NOT TO BE USED AS A BASIS FOR LEGAL DECISIONS. SEARCH RESULTS AND ASSOCIATED MAPS ARE CREATED USING THE MOST RECENT DATA AVAILABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT.

THE STATE OF MINNESOTA, THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND EMPLOYEES ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR THE USE OF THIS INFORMATION. ANY USE OF THIS INFORMATION IS MADE AT THE RISK OF THE USER.

THIS SITE WILL CHANGE AS MAPS AND APPLICATIONS ARE CREATED AND UPDATED. SOME OF THE MAP APPLICATIONS MAY BE TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DURING DATA UPDATES, SYSTEM MAINTENANCE AND OTHER RELATED ACTIVITIES. AGENCY STAFF WILL WORK TO RESTORE THE SITE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE IN THE EVENT OF ANY DISRUPTIONS. YOUR PATIENCE IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Accept the Disclaimer and Launch the Web Map

PLEASE NOTE: Your browser will open the Drinking Water Protection Interactive Mapping application in a new window.


MDA Contact

Ryan Lemickson
Fertilizer Field Unit
612-209-9181
ryan.lemickson@state.mn.us

Pesticide & Fertilizer Management Division